Didihat has been proposed as a new district in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand. Didihat is currently part of Pithoragarh District. The then CM of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhariyal made this announcement on 15 Aug 2011.
The word Didihat is inspired from a Kumaoni word "Dand" which means a small hillock. Didihat is rich in flora and fauna offering picturesque views of verdant valley surrounded by attractive ridges.
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Didihat District Stats
Places to Visit in Didihat District
Sirakot: The temple of Sirakot is dedicated to God Malaynath (Lord Shiva). Fair is held every year at Shirakot on the day of Shivratri which attracts a large numbers of visitors.
Askot Sanctuary: This sanctuary is not only rich in varied flora and fauna but it also affords the charming vistas of nature's beauteousness.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar: Patal Bhubaneshwar is sub-terranean shrine of Lord Shiva situated 109kms from Didihat.
Munsyari: Munsyari offers splendid vistas of natural beauteousness as it is nestled in the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. Munsyari is situated 38 kms from Didihat at an altitude of 2298mts above sea level. Munsiyari is the camp of the trekkers to the Milam, Ralam and Namik Glaciers.
How to reach Didihat
By Air: The nearest airport to Didihat is Pantnagar Airport. Pantnagar airport is situated 229 kms from Didihat in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis are available from Pantnagar Airport to Pithoragarh, Champawat and Didihat. Pantnagar is connected to Delhi with daily flights. Pant Nagar Airport is well connected by metalled road with Didihat. It is a domestic airport and its nearest International airport is New Delhi.
By Rail: The nearest railheads to Didihat are Kathgodam and Tanakpur. The distance from Tanakpur Railway station to Didihat is 198kms, and Kathgodam Railway station is situated at a distance of 195kms from Didihat. Taxis and buses are easily available from Tanakpur and Kathgodam to Didihat. Tanakpur and Kathgodam are well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India.
By Road: Didihat is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern India. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Champawat, Almora, Tanakpur, Haldwani and many other destinations from where you can easily hire a local cab to reach Didihat. Taxis and buses are easily available to Didihat from major destinations of Kumaon region.
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